‘Children will NEVER be forced to take a Covid test,’ says England’s deputy chief medical officer

England’s deputy chief medical officer has assured parents that pupils will never be forced to take a Covid-19 test amid concerns that some refused to let their children be checked. Hundreds of primary and secondary schools reopened today for the first time since January, when rising infection rates prompted England’s third national lockdown. All secondary … Read more

Covid UK: Tory MPs pressurise Boris Johnson to speed up lockdown ease

Boris Johnson is facing fresh Tory pressure to bring forward his lockdown timetable as deaths continue to plunge. The first phase of the relaxation plan is coming into effect today, with pupils returning to classrooms and one-on-one social meetings allowed outdoors. However, despite the surging vaccine rollout and deaths continuing to plummet the PM has … Read more

Boris Johnson refuses to rule out Covid bonus for NHS staff amid fury over a 1 per cent pay offer

Boris Johnson refuses to rule out following Scotland’s example and giving NHS staff a Covid bonus amid fury over a 1 per cent pay rise offer – as it is revealed three-quarters of those who would receive the real-terms pay cut are women By David Wilcock, Whitehall Correspondent For Mailonline Published: 14:33 GMT, 8 March … Read more

Bank of England says long-term Covid hit should be LESS than previous recessions

The long-term hit from coronavirus should be smaller than previous recessions despite the massive downturn, the Bank of England governor said today. Andrew Bailey said although the UK has suffered the worst slump in 300 years due to the pandemic the lasting impact is likely to be less than the 1980s. And he suggested unemployment … Read more

Back to school testing begins: Pupils use Covid swabs as millions head back to classes in England

Millions of school pupils are returning to classrooms this morning after two months of home-learning as phase one of Boris Johnson’s ‘one-way road to freedom’ begins today. Many secondary schools have implemented a phased return as students from different year groups begin Covid testing as well as following a number of other conditions brought in to … Read more

Actress playing Carrie Symonds in new Covid drama shared pro-Labour social media post

Actress playing Carrie Symonds in new Covid drama shared pro-Labour social media post and criticised ‘disgraceful’ Jacob Rees-Mogg in another Ophelia Lovibond will play Carrie Symonds in an upcoming Covid-19 drama   She has previously expressed her left-leaning views on her Instagram account   Lovibond is known for her roles in Guardians Of The Galaxy and Feel … Read more

Queen will praise Commonwealth’s courage against Covid hours before Harry and Meghan’s interview

That’s service: Queen will praise Commonwealth’s courage against Covid hours before Harry and Meghan’s interview airs in the US, as Charles, Camilla, William, Kate and Sophie pay tribute at Windsor Queen will praise the fortitude of the global response to the Covid-19 pandemic   Monarch will deliver message as part of a Commonwealth Day television special … Read more

Kate Middleton hails ‘amazing work’ of key workers and NHS staff throughout the Covid crisis

Kate Middleton has hailed the ‘amazing work’ of key workers and frontline NHS staff throughout the coronavirus crises. The Duchess of Cambridge’s comments came as the Royals celebrated Commonwealth Day in a BBC TV show set to air hours before Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s bombshell Oprah interview.   Kate said it was ‘sad, almost’ how … Read more

England records another 185 Covid hospital deaths in preliminary figures 

England records another 185 Covid hospital deaths in preliminary figures By Faith Ridler For Mailonline Published: 14:02 GMT, 6 March 2021 | Updated: 14:03 GMT, 6 March 2021 A further 185 people who tested positive for coronavirus have died in hospital in England, the NHS said today. A total of 84,276 people have now died in … Read more

Court workers’ union votes to go on strike over Covid safety concerns

Court workers’ union votes to go on strike over Covid safety concerns – despite backlog of almost 500,000 unheard cases Members of the Public and Commercial Services union backed industrial action  The union has been calling for courts to be closed, and reopened with testing PCS general secretary it was caused by bosses refusal to … Read more